Dumbo on its opening weekend has immediately taken the top spot from Jordan Peele’s Us. It has however been a disappointing weekend for the Disney flick which only took in $45mil, especially considering Us took over $70mil last week and that isn’t attached to a brand as big as Disney.
Just to show how poor it did for an opening weekend compared to some of the other live action Disney films that came out, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book all managed to pull in over $100mil in their opening weekends.
Us and Captain Marvel saw a decent weekend return with $33.6mil and $20.5mil returns respectively. Captain Marvel is also nearing the $1bil mark worldwide and by next week will be joining the 37 other films in that group.
On top of Dumbo, there were three new entries to the Top 10, two of which saw their opening weekends. Unplanned, which is about an anti-abortion activist came in 5th with a surprising $6.1mil, whereas The Beach Bum was more of a flop and propping the top 10 up with $1.8mil. Interestingly enough this stars Matthew McConaughey who hasn’t starred in a hit movie since 2014’s Interstellar (Discounting Sing in which he had a voice role). Mental!
Hotel Mumbai moved up from 39th place to 8th with a decent $3.1mil after it’s wide cinema release. Five Feet Apart remained in 4th still pulling in a decent $6.25mil for its third weekend. Wonder Park also on its third weekend dropped down to 6th taking $4.94mil. And a film that is still in the top 10 after 6 weeks is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, bringing it’s 6 week total to $152mil, the lowest take out of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
Weekend Box Office Figures
- Dumbo – $45m*
- Us – $33.6m
- Captain Marvel – $20.5m
- Five Feet Apart – $6.25m
- Unplanned – $6.1m*
- Wonder Park – $4.94m
- How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World – $4.2m
- Hotel Mumbai – $3.1m
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $2.7m
- The Beach Bum – $1.8m*